|BLOOM! Yoga and Healing Arts Center LLC
310 1/2 W. Main Street
Upstairs Above Carlson Auto Body Shop
Ottawa, IL 61350
Yoga isn’t just a physical exercise program. It is also a system designed to generate greater clarity and harmony in your life. When you practice yoga, you will find that
you are more patient, mentally sharper, and better able to handle stressful situations.Many health/fitness programs are difficult to maintain because they are rooted in
an overall negative attitude – that you are inadequate and need to ‘fix’ yourself. No wonder we want to quit! Negativity is a poor motivator. Yoga, on the other hand,
meets you exactly where you are and does not judge. By practicing yoga you have the opportunity to gain greater health, flexibility and strength through powerful,
positive means. Allow yourself to be healthy by honoring yourself, not forcing yourself. ~Yoga Health Foundation
Most of us have no idea how good our body is designed to
feel! Do you? If you are looking for a way to feel better
inside and out, try BLOOM! No pretzels. No hype. No latest
fads. No Yoga Journal cover models. We breathe. We move
slowly. That does not mean we don’t work hard. Actually,
moving slower is more difficult than moving fast. We use
more of our deep, stabilizing muscles and less momentum.
We also practice gentle and restorative yoga to bring the
body back into balance, on all levels. We take the time to
learn and understand how our bodies work, so we can all use
what we practice in classes to bring ease to our physical
bodies and minds in any situation or setting. Yoga doesn’t
just take place in a class, and it really shouldn’t just be a
workout. It’s a way of living. The mind and body and soul
really are all one. So all of these need to be stimulated and
nurtured if we truly want to feel better inside and out.
Yoga postures in our classes aren’t always the same as what
you may have seen in photos or tried in the past. We work
on re-learning our body’s natural alignment by focusing on
posture and ways the body moves in the real world. We all
still leave stronger, more stable, more flexible, and most
importantly, more functional and comfortable in our bodies.
Less effort, and more effective and longer lasting results.
Don’t we all want that?
So, if you have heard remarks about yoga such as “I think
they just sit there”; ….. “It’s not a workout”; …..“I tried it once
and it was way too hard”; …..“I’m not flexible enough”; ….. or
even, “People get hurt doing that!”…. That’s not always
true! It depends on which style of yoga you choose. It
depends on how educated and experienced your teacher is.
Because you have probably also heard how great yoga is
supposed to be, how good it is for stress relief, healing
injuries, chronic pain, blood pressure, metabolism, strength,
flexibility, balance, etc…. And you will never know what is true
for you until you try it yourself! There's a reason why it's so
popular, and that's because it really works. It's one of those
things you can do when, and virtually wherever you like. Not
only are ordinary people noticing the exponential benefits of
yoga, but scientists and health professionals are also
discovering the value of it in the human body, on a cellular
you’ve tried yoga in a yoga studio, you will find that it’s hard
to go anyplace else. Studios have a special ambience and
provide the much needed peace we all need to balance our
busy lives. All props are provided: mats, blocks, straps,
blankets and bolsters to make your experience as
comfortable and effective as possible. Personal attention and
our beautiful, healing environment make your experience
complete. How good do You feel?
|Copyright 2009 BLOOM! Yoga and Healing Arts Center LLC All Rights Reserved
BLOOM! Yoga and Healing Arts Center
Our Healing Arts Center is staffed by Diana Carlson, Certified Yoga
Therapist, E-RYT 200, RYT 500, Cancer Exercise Specialist; Christine
Broset LMT; and Kate Brown, CCA HTACP YT 200. They provide many
complementary and alternative options to improve ones overall health
and well-being. Their techniques include mind and body practices such
as meditation, deep breathing exercises, physical yoga postures, and
progressive relaxation; Aromatherapy; energy healing such as reiki and
healing touch; and body therapies massage, myofacial release, deep
tissue massage, trigger point therapy, reflexology, and accupressure.
Please note the September Aromatherapy class will be on September
9th, the second Tuesday of the month instead of the third. New time is
5:30-7:00 pm. Beginning in October, the meeting will move to the second
Thursday of every month. Thank you!